Stress is at the base of many health conditions.
To support a healthy body and your well-being, we approach stress management in any consultation in Paz By Nature Clinic.
Stress relates to various health problems, such as anxiety, sleep problems, headaches, and more.
We offer specific advice about these topics at the Paz By Nature clinic.
A 2018 UK-wide stress survey has found that almost three-quarters of adults (74%) have at some point over the past year felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Each of us has an internal self-defence system, commonly known as the fight-or-flight response.
The system works like this: our body response is supposed to kick in when you encounter an immediate physical threat and turn off when the danger passes. 
When your body feels in danger, it triggers a stress response that starts in the brain’s hypothalamus gland.
That, in turn, sends signals to the adrenals (two kidney-shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys) to release stress hormones such as cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline.
These cause a rise in blood pressure and give your body a hit of glucose so you can outrun or fight the immediate danger.
However, if the stress occurs during an extended period, the body is in constant fight-or-flight mode, leading to health problems.
How the body reacts to prolonged stress?
Prolonged stress sets your body in a continuous state of readiness for action.
When the body has no time to regain balance, we become exhausted, and the immune system weakens and is more susceptible to sickness.
Many fundamental bodily processes disrupted, and your risk of health problems increases.
If you’re suffering from stress, whether by your job or something more personal, the first step to feeling better is identifying the cause.
Mindfulness, breathing and stretching techniques could offer potential improvement. 
A healthy diet and herbal medicine can help counter the impact of stress while supporting the immune system and lowering blood pressure.
With proper nutrition, you can feel better prepared to handle the challenges of the day.
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